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Knossos Archaeological Site

KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Heraklion
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had a great day visiting the Knossos archaeological site, lots ot see. only 6 euros each There are guides to take you around and point out the best features or you can just wander round by yourself. there are information boards in english and greek telling you about each place .Not really suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs though, lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in history, you cannot miss that site. Someone who would see just a few archeological site in Greece should include Knossos in the short list. About a one hour and a half visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It is impossible for me to understand how someone will go to Crete without visiting the Knossos archaeological monument. It is the cradle of all civilization Knossos. Minoic civilization is the most ancient and it is just astonishing. The palace of king Minos is unbelievable. I was talking for hours to my kids about Thiseas, minotaurus, the "mitos of Ariadne",... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A wonderful half-day trip. There are local buses for Knossos - cheap and easy way to get there from Heraklion. Be prepared to walk around quite a bit, bring a hat and sunscreen and drink lots of water! For me, it was a lovely couple of hours, walking around and enjoying the (reconstructed) remains. They have really tasty food and... More

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I hopped round on a pair of crutches. Its not wheelchair friendly, but you can just about do it on crutches. a few interesting frescos, but its not exactly the Parthenon. If you're not a Greek ruins anorak it wont really have you in raptures. Check out YouTube for some good views

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Nyborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very interessant to see the remains of the palace! It was almost over an hour bus ride from where we stayed in Amoudara but definitely worth it :)

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Kolding
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Knossos is at must see on Crete mostly due to the age :-) A bit difficult to get the overview - the proposed route is not very easy to find or follow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It must have been a great place but the remains don't show that. Unfortunately a lot is missing/destroyed. You realize on the ground that it must have been huge and complicated, but in 3D it doesn't "live".

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was interesting for about 20 seconds, harrassed by people wanting to give you a tour for anything up to 20 euro!! A LOT of it is not accessable to people with a disability, lots and lots of uneven steps, once inside you discover that the place has been built up to what it is like now so its not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Please, do not let the heat/sun and the tourist groups to distruct you from that extremely important for our european/global history 4000years old!!! multifloor and labyrinthine constuction/monument with flush toilet and bath for the Queen.

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